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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. tifosi

    tifosi Senior member

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    Those shortwings are on Aberdeen.

    Haha. Already been thought of....for around 6 or 7 months since they got delivered. LMAO.
     
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    MrDV Senior member

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    ww x aom

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    JSO1 Senior member

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    Color on these is fantastic. Where are they from?
    Amazing! Love the WT boot pattern. Definitely need one in Ravello or Whiskey someday.
     
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    prepped and ready to go

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    Thanks! Alden DC from earlier this year

    +1 my grail is a WT boot in ravello or cigar... one day
     
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    Estimately how long you guys were your calf & shell shoes at home before start using them out door regularly?
     
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    For your purposes, either really works. The captoe boot potentially is more formal (depending on the welt, last, etc), but both captoe boots and wingtip boots go well with what you are describing
     
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    I wear mine once at work in the office all day which is usually a good mix of sitting and walking. That's all I do to break in and I'm lucky if I do that.
     
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    I know I'm a bit late on this, but this is one of the best Alden bluchers I have seen made.
     
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    Well I took my carmina chukka right out of box & took it for all day work were. I was told not to do that so figured to ask what all you gents do to break in shoes. Or it dose not matter put them on & be out the door.
     
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    Some good info here: http://aldenofsandiego.com/alden-faq/break-in-care-and-maintainence/ ;)

    I try to wear in house a little before taking them out, I heard it's also better to break in so the soles don't get worn out as quickly during first wears
     
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    The only reason I do it is to soften up the sole a little bit so my toes don't drag too much when I eventually hit concrete. Breaking them in at home is pointless as I don't tend to walk around my house in circles. The office is perfect as it's all carpet and I tend to do quite a bit of running around.

    I've read people say "15 min. intervals with like an hour rest" or something. Sounds ridiculous to me. I could be doing it "wrong", but I really don't care.
     
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    Thank you for all the help Tifosi & JR Magat all this breaking in shoes at home for hour lol seems too much so your office thing makes sense. Just got little worried when some one said it will mess up shoes don't want to do that if I can avoide it.
     
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    I'm sure breaking in shoes only came about with the age of shoe forums. You'll be fine, haha.
     
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    mdubs The Mayor of Aldensville

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    I would definitely recommend Whiskey Shell. It's a beautiful color and ages terrifically. Just saying you need to be more judicious when applying product to it as it shows darkening effects more readily than any other color.
    Exactly.
    That's pretty much what I do with mine.
    Looking great today!
    For being your number one Alden, I am amazed you haven't worn them yet. You have had them for longer than 6 months now.
    Absolutely superb DV!
    Looks good, but they need to be on feet! :) -Mike
     
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    Whiskey Wednesday

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